Empowering Children Through Music
One Note at a Time

What We Do

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Research confirms that a musical education improves academic success — it literally changes the brain by enhancing cognitive development.

We also know that students who learn music develop important qualities including persistence, motivation, concentration and the ability to successfully work alone or as part of a group.

Bravo Waukegan actively supports students of the Waukegan public schools by partnering with the fine arts administration to fund opportunities to grow through music. Bravo provides resources for supervised, creative programs that take place in school, after school and during the summer.

Bravo's Impact


Students Impacted
Each Year

$ 289,000

In Donated


Underwritten Private
Music Lessons


Students Sponsored in Afterschool Mariachi

Bravo's Programs

Bravo’s unique programs support music students in primary, middle and high school.
Bravo underwrites music lessons, supplies loaned instruments
and funds programs and after-school clubs.

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Bravo Buddies

A summer music camp offering four weeks of private music instruction and unique field trips focused on music

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A culturally relevant music enrichment after-school program complimented by public student performances

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Bravo collects donated instruments and purchases instruments for Waukegan’s music program

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Student Concerts

Bravo coordinates and sponsors student performances in the community throughout the year

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Bravo offers access to the cultural arts, as well as a variety of educational events and opportunities for students and teachers
Bravo offers access to the cultural arts, as well as a variety of educational events and opportunities for students and teachers

Bravo’s commitment has directly impacted so many hard-working and hopeful families who are dreaming big and looking for ways to realize their dreams.
—Waukegan Parent

Bravo News & Events

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Volunteer with Bravo Waukegan

Volunteer with Bravo

Generous supporters and volunteers enable Bravo to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many Waukegan students. Thank you for supporting our programs financially and with your time. Together, we are making a positive impact on the education and learning experience of many young people.

Visit our new Bravo Music Library of over 100 listings of music related websites; from Composers to Mariachi to Jazz to Teacher Resources. The websites were compiled by local area music teachers who chose music for specific age groups and a wide range of genres.

Visita nuestra nueva libreria de música de Bravo, que contiene mas de 100 paginas de internet relacionadas a la música. Desde compositores, Mariachi, Jazz y recursos de profesores. Estas páginas de internet fueron recopiladas por maestros locales de nuestra area, quiénes eligieron la música para un grupo de edad específico y contiene un amplio rango de géneros musicales.